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we will talk to th good morning. holy war of words. donald trump responds after the pope questions his faith for wanting to build a wall along the mexican border. >> he has an awfully big wall at the vat cannicanvatican. >> we'll talk to donald trump live. on the democratic side, hilla clintonn is booed for a dig at bernie sanders. >> doesn't know what the last democratic president did. it's true. it's true. >> as our new poll shows that race tightening. paying respects. the body of justice antonin scalia set to lie in repose at the supreme court today. president obama scheduled to be there, but facing growing criticism over his decision not to attend tomorrow's funeral. moment of impact. a sightseeing helicopter crashes
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why the pilots actions saved lives. an alarming surge. the dramatic increase in flu cases around the country. what you can do to ward off the virus. today, friday, february 19th, 2016. >> announcer: from nbc brks krrksbc news, this is "today" with matt lauer and savannah guthrie, live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. good morning. it's friday morning. i'm savannah alongside willie geist. >> we talked earlier about how remarkable it is we had george w bush, president obama and president clinton entering in on the race. enter the pope. >> don't miss religion and politics, not applying to this race. it is a big story this morning. the presidential candidates are making their final pitches ahead of tomorrow's democratic caucus in nevada, and the republican primary in south carolina. as willie mentioned, this election has taken another strange twist, with this back
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we will talk to mr. trump live in a moment. we want to begin our decision 2016 coverage this morning with nbc national correspondent peter alexander. good morning. >> good morning to you. south carolina, of course, famous for a good spirited debate. the fighting has gone from surprising to surreal. here's where things stand on the republican side. you can see the race is tightening. donald trump, according to the new nbc news/wall street journal poll out this morning, up five points over ted cruz. down to a 16-point advantage he had one month ago. marco rubio and jeb bush in a statistical tie for third. >> reporter: donald trump now diffusing what began as a holy war of words. >> i don't like fighting with the pope. i think he's doing a very good job. the pope is a wonderful guy. >> reporter: the donald versus the pope started hours earlier. >> for a religious leader to question a person's faith is disgraceful.
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praying on the mexican side of the u.s. border responded by challenging the republican front runner's proposal to build a wall. a person who thinks only about building walls and not bridges, he told reporters, is not christian. trump arguing the pope would be blessed to have him in the white house. >> if and when the vatican is attacked by isis, which as everyone knows, is isis' ultimate trophy, i can promise you that the pope will have only wished and prayed that donald trump would have been president. >> reporter: a top trump aide tweeting this picture, showing vatican city surrounded by walls. >> he has a big wall at the vatican. >> reporter: trump is also facing questions over a 2002 howard stern interview, in which he said he supported the war in iraq, despite the recent claims that he opposed it. >> are you for invading iraq?
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um, you know, i wish it was -- i wish the first time, it was don't correctly. >> reporter: he tried to clarify his remarks. >> probably the first time anybody asked me that question. by the time the war started, i was against the war. >> reporter: for all the campaiai season's nastiness, emotional moments, too. >> i would hope in the lord and in my frnds, and now i found it in my presidential candidate that i support. i'd really appreciate one of those hugs you've been talking about. [ applause ] >> reporter: like john kasich, comforting a supporter struggling with hardship and depression. >> a powerful and moving moment there. 24 hours ago. no room for error for these candidates. all of them pulling out the stops, including jeb bush, whose mom, barbara bush, 90 years old, will be back on the trail today. back to you. >> peter, thank you so much. donald trump is with us now on the phone. mr. trump, good morning. >> good morning. >> let's see if we can clear
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issue in south carolina. the question is whether or not you said that the bush administration lied to get us into the war in iraq. here is exactly what you said at the debate on saturday night. we will roll the tape. >> they lied. they said there were weapons of mass destruction. there were none, and they knew there were none. >> here's what you said last night at a cnn town hall when asked by a voter, who didn't like the sentiment, whether you'd be willing to reconsider. we'll roll that tape. >> would you be willing to rethink that? >> a lot of people agree with what i said. i'm not talking about lying. i'm not talking about not lying. >> which is it, mr. trump? it seemed like you backed off that claim a little bit last night. are you still saying that the bush administration lied to get us into iraq? >> i'm not saying anything one way or the other. >> you did. >> savannah, i'm saying that as far as i'm concerned, the decision to go into iraq was probably one of the worst decisions ever made in the
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it led to the total de destabilization of the middle east and everything now. >> i'm sorry to interrupt but to this specific issue, there are voters in south carolina that are seizing on this. whether or not you accused the bush administration of lying. >> i think you're aseizing on it. i don't think the voters are seizing on it. i don't know if he lied or not. he could have. maybe he did and maybe he didn't. i guess you'd have to ask him. whatever, the decision to go into the middle east, iraq, was one of the worst decisions in the history of our country. we lost thousands of lives and we have wounded ware your eded warriors who i love all over the place. that was the decision. iran is taking over iraq. we lost and have been humiliated there. if you go in, you go in to win. but the war in iraq was one of the worst decisions. why he made it, there were no
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he said there were weapons of mass destruction. there were no weapons of mass destruction. it's been a horrible decision. maybe the worst decision ever made by the united states. >> mr. trump, it's willie geist. let's take up that question of iraq. you have said as one of the pillars of your foreign policy credentials that you had the wisdom to know it would be a bad idea to invade iraq. you said you said that in 2003 and 2004. last night, buzzfeed unearthed a clip of you talking to howard stern september 11th, 2002, where you were asked, should we go into iraq andnd you said, yeah, i guess so. i guess my question to you, mr. trump, is, are you exaggerating how strong you were against the war? i know you've said things down the road that put you out there as someone who was against the road, but are you exaggerating how hard you were against it? >> no. that was long before the war started. by the time the war started and you have documentation of this,
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was against it. you see articles in 2003 -- don't forget, i wasn't a politician. nobody cared about my opinion. that was just a question asked of me. i was a civilian. i was an entrepreneur. >> at the time, did you think it was a good idea? >> to go into the war? >> in 2002. >> it was a disaster. because the question was asked in 2002, long before the war started. by the time the war started, i was against it and immediately after it started and for many years, identify've been against it. i said it'll destabilize the middle east and iran will take over the middle east. that's what happened. >> let's talk about the dust up with pope francis. we heard about what you had to say about that, and you feel maybe pope francis didn't say something as initially harsh as you were told. you said yesterday no leader, especially a religious leader,
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another man's religious and faith. i was struck by that. over this last week, and even on friday, a week ago, you tweeted about ted cruz. how can ted cruz be an evangelical christian when he lies so much and is so dishonest. you have been questioning another person's faith. >> no, i'm not. ted cruz told many lies. he got caught. you'll be reporting on one in a while, what he did with marco rubio, with a false ad he put out. what he did to ben carson in iowa. >> you questioned his faith, whether or not the fact you say he's a liar makes him less of a christian. >> no, i didn't. >> how can he be an evangelical christian when he lies so much and is dishonest. >> i'm not questioning his faith. i say that ted cruz holds up the bible and then lies. he's been caught on almost all occasions. he did voter violation forms, which is a fraud. he did so many things so bad. i've never seen anything like it. marco rubio called him an absolute liar. he's never seen anything like it.
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ted cruz lies. everybody knows he lies. it's disgraceful and, yet, he says he's an evangelical christian. that's his -- i'm not -- i'm just saying he says . >> mr. trump, thank you so much. i think we cut it out -- the cell phone signal cut out but i think we got it. thank you so much. >> thank you, mr. trump. things are getting tighter on the democratic side. look at our new poll. hillary clinton leads bernie sanders nationally. 53%/42%. a month ago, secretary clinton was up 25 points. andrea mitchell is following that race. good morning. >> good morning to you, willie. wb within hours of bernie sanders calling bill clinton's achievements disastrous, hillary clinton came out swinging against her rival at the msnbc town hall. >> i don't know where all this comes from because maybe it's that senator sanders wasn't really a democrat until he decided to run for president. >> reporter: it was the first
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attacked bernie sanders for not being a real democrat. >> he doesn't even know what the last two democratic presidents did. you know what, it's true. it's true. >> reporter: firing back at sanders for saying in 2011 that president obama should face a primary challenger. >> the idea that there can be a primary with different ideas get floated and debated, it's not terrible. >> reporter: and for criticizing bill clinton. >> i happen to think bill clinton did a pretty good job as president. let's be clear, i happen to think our trade agreements from nafta, from tpp, have been a disaster. >> reporter: many questions focusing on immigration reform. including one woman, a u.s. citizen, whose husband was deported. >> what would you do to bring my husband home? >> clearly, those are not the policies that i want to see, and i will change those pollicypolicies. >> how long would it take to change the policies? i've been waiting six years.
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executive office and power as much as we can. >> reporter: later, unprompted, clinton reached out to her. >> i will end the three and ten-year bar provision, so you don't have to face that ever again. >> reporter: both were asked if they'd tackle immigration reform in their first 100 days. >> not a dictator here. it has to do with cooperation from the congress. >> it's at the top of this list. >> reporter: clinton came under fire for not releasing transcripts of her paid speeches. >> i am happy to release anything i have, when everybody else does the same. >> reporter: with exit polls showing young women voting for sanders, he embraced his feminine side. >> i consider myself a strong feminist. in fact, gloria steinem, everybody knows she's one of the leading feminists of america, made me an honorary woman many, many years ago.
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candidates showed up at a union picket line with labor a key factor in the vote for the caucuses tomorrow. they have one day left before the caucuses. it is a critical test of hillary clinton's campaign. she was once far ahead and now it's neck and neck. >> senator sanders playing to the honorary woman vote in nevada. andrea, thank you. let's bring in chuck mod,todd, moderator of "meet the press" and moderator of last night's town hall. >> let's talk about the town hall and what's happening in the state of nevada. the polling there, i know you said before, polling is unreliable. we don't get a lot of it. it looks tight based on what we know. what was your sense of things in the room with secretary clinton and senator sanders last night? >> well, what was fascinating was the fact that, by the way, both of them got booed at different points. it was a ruckus room a little bit. i think it tells you something about what's going on in the ground in nevada.
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clear to me that both campaigns agree that sanders has the momentum and the question is whether clinton's lead, which she had a week ago here, is big enough to hold for a surge that there's an expectation that sanders supporters are going to flood at the last minute, reregister and get there. >> let's talk about south carolina. february 27th for the democrats to vote there. we have a poll out of south carolina on both sides. where does that shake out? >> look, i think a lot depends on nevada. a sanders win, and i'd argue it's a must-win for sanders, but a sanders win in nevada then allows him to say, see, i can win in a place with a diverse elekctorate electorate. it creates another week of negative headlines for clinton and it can close the gap in south carolina. a win in nevada would allow him to make it a single digit race in south carolina. that's why saturday is so important for both candidates.
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>> thanks, chuck. it is an emotional day at the supreme court where the body of justice antonin scalia will lie in repose. a public viewing ahead of funeral ralservices tomorrow. pete williams is at the court for us this morning. good morning. >> good morning. this will be justice scalia's final return to the supreme court. a building where he was among the longest serving justices in u.s. history. today's ceremony is one he knew well. >> reporter: inside the supreme court's magnificent great hall, justice scalia's casket will lie in repose, an honor last given to former chief justice rehnquist in 2005. back then, justice scalia escorted president and mrs. george w. bush as they paid their respects. today, president and mrs. obama will come to the court to do the same for justice scalia. stephen breyer, in the first public appearance of a justice since scalia's death, said friends were sad.
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court and it'll be a grayer place without him. decent man who has made an enormous impression. >> reporter: tomorrow, the funeral at the basilica of the national shrine of the i immaculate conception, where his son will celebrate mass. vice president biden will attend the funeral but president obama will not, prompting ted cruz to describe mr. obama this way. >> lawless and faithless president. who is eager to travel to cuba but unwilling to show up at the funeral of justice scalia. >> reporter: with republicans saying the next president should appoint scalia's successor, biden told rachel maddow the senate must act promptly on president obama's nomination to get the court back to nine justice is. >> if we don't nominate someone in the next month or so, start the hearing process, they say nothing is going to happen until the next election, it won't be
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you have a supreme court justice. >> after a private ceremony this morning with a prayer and a reading, the supreme court will be open to the public for those who want to say their final good-byes. >> pete williams outside the supreme court, thanks. pope francis' back and forth with donald trump is not the only reason the pope is making news this morning. on his flight back to the vatican, he indicated that contraceptives could be used to prevent the spread of zika, despite the church's long-standing ban. ann thampe thompson is at vatican city with more. >> good morning. as we've seen with his comments on donald trump's border wall, pope francis can be blunt. even his closest observers were surprised by the exception he made yesterday to the church's opposition to artificial birth control. >> reporter: in pope francis' native latin america, the zika
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being linked to babies born with abnormally small heads. women are urged to avoid getting pregnant in the region of the world that is enormously catholic. the pope said contraception to prevent zika is the lesser of two evils compared to abortion. he said abortion is a crime, absolute evil, and likened it to what the mafia does. his decision is not the first in church history. in the '60s, the pope allowed nuns in danger of rape to use birth control. in that case as in the zika epidemic now, francis said it was a clear exception. that exception has some people in latin america hailing francis as a modern pope who finds solutions. but experts insist this is not a change in church doctrine. >> this is not a blanket statement to apply to all forms of contraception at any moment, but this is dealing with a disease that's wreaking havoc in people's lives.
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about the latest gossip here at the vatican concerning a close friendship st. john paul ii had with a female american philosopher. pope francis said friendship with a woman is not a sin. popes can have holy and healthy friendships with women, and popes need their input. without it, he said, men are missing something. >> quite the newsy trip back to the vatican. appreciate it. let's get a first check of the weather from dylan in for al. >> not a week ago, we were talking about record cold. now, we're talking about record warm temperatures across almost the entire country. look at this ridge in the jet stream that's allowing temperatures to warm up. we saw several record highs through the plains, texas, the midwest yesterday. 20ed today, we'll see highshscross the areas, as well. especially through the midwest, where temperatures will be running 15 to 25 degrees above average. look through the weekend.
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the 60s on sunday. jackson, mississippi, mid to upper 70s. memphis, tennessee, top up in the mid to upper 60s. east. temperatures up and down the average. we're looking at highs in washington, d.c. and richmond, virginia, to top out in the mid 60s for the start of the weekend. well above average. that's a all year long you worked hard to take care of business and take care of the people who matter most. so when your tax refund arrives, make it go a little further at walmart. from electronics, to home decor, even tires, get low prices on everything you need to get more fun out of your tax refund. walmart. anderson will be sunny today. high today of 57. winds from the
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hendersonville will enjoy sunny skies with highs reaching a little above normal with a high of 55. winds from the south at that's your latest forecast. >> thank you. coming up, startling video of a sight-seeing helicopter carrying aamily of four as it crashes near pearl harbor. one person is in critical condition this morning. one of the witnesses who sprang into action is speaking out this morning. with flu cases on the rise across the country, what can you do to protect your family?
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at 727... one person has died in a house fire this morning in spartanburg co....that's according to roebuck fire officals. crews responded summerland drive in spartanburg...., according to dispatch. croft fire department, roebuck fire department and glenn springs-pauline firefighters responded to the call..... we'll bring yo more information as you get it. good morning i'm geoff hart... let's start with allyson in the traffic center... ally. aident on highway 25 involving a school bus no students were injured. also an accident on highway 28 in anderson is blocking the road. more breaking news this
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found dead inside a home after a fire. that's according to roebuck fire officials. this is a live look from the scene. things are quiet right now... let us show you how it looked over high today of 57. winds from the south at 5-9. asheville, hendersonville will enjoy sunny skies with highs reaching a little above normal with a high of 55. winds from the south at 5-11. overnight lows will be in the upper 30s to low 40s in the area. more clouds on saturday, highs of 59 to 63. a slight chance of showers by sunday afternoon, highs of 61 to 67. a anderson will be sunny today. high today of 57. winds from the south at 5-9. asheville, hendersonville will enjoy sunny skies with highs reaching a little above normal with a high of 55. winds from the south at 5-11. overnight lows will be in the upper 30s to low 40s in the area. more clouds on saturday, highs of 59 to 63. a slight chance of showers by sunday afternoon, highs of 61 to 67. a
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bernie aligns more with what i'm passionate about -- addressing issues with civil rights, criminal justice reform, income disparities. change needs to happen and it needs to happen now. we need a leader like bernie who is not afraid to go against the status quo. for years he stood up against wrong, even when it wasn't popular.
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because i'm happy 7:30 now. it's tgif. 19th of february, 2016. these folk rs gets are getting a jump start on their weekend with a visit to our rockefeller plaza. we have natalie, dylan, me and willie said this was like a slumber party. >> you were doing your nails. >> it's the truth. preview of steals and deals coming. >> i sat back like this. >> i thought we were doing a news show here. we are. we are. let's get to the headlines this morning. this is breaking this morning. u.s. war planes carrying out air strikes on an isis training camp in western libya. as many as 40 people were killed. the u.s. was reportedly targeting a senior tunisian operative linked to two militant attacks in tunisia last year. that operative was likely killed in the strike.
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bernie sanders cutting into hillary clinton's leads. 53% of voters supporting secretary clinton. 42% supporting sanders. both candidates taking part in a clashed over president obama. >> he's called him weak and disappointing, tried to get someone to run against him in the 2012 election, the primary. i just don't know where all this comes from. >> there is one of the two democratic candidates here who actually ran against barack obama. it wasn't me. >> the nevada caucus is tomorrow, while the republicans compete tomorrow in a primary in south carolina. and justice antonin scalia's body lies in repose today in the great hall of the supreme court building. the public is invited to pay their respects one day before funeral services. also this morning, we're learning more about a terrifying crash caught on camera in hawaii. a helicopter carrying a family of four, plunging into pearl harbor. nbc national correspondent
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good morning. >> the national transportation safety board, ntsb, will be on site later today to start their investigation. they already have what could be a critical piece of evidence. video of the last moments the chopper was airborne. >> reporter: the sightseeing helicopter was losing altitude quickly. witnesses say smoke was coming from the tail as it closed in on a crowd gathered along the shore. then it happened. slamming into the water with five people aboard. the chopper began to sink immediately. scott witnessed the crash and sprang into action to help the victims. >> it was sputtering and came down. he put it right off the shore, where people were. as soon as people saw what was happening, they started running. >> reporter: as quickly as the helicopter went down, many plunged into the water. >> i swam in to the aircraft and the kid in the backseat was
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>> reporter: some passengers able to swim ashore, but a teenager was critically injured. everyone rushed to the hospital. >> i pray the kid is okay. i guess he's still in critical condition. >> reporter: the navy says the chopper is owned by genesis aviation, registered to jeffrey. this photo taken from his facebook page. the sightseeing company tours pearl harbor, offering stunning views of the u.s.s. arizona memorial, where the aircraft went down 20 feet offshore, directly next to a visitors' center. >> seen the helicopter sputter about 500 feet. the pilot did what i would say was an amazing job. >> reporter: the investigation into what went wrong has just begun. an incredible crash caught on camera that everyone was lucky to survive. >> siting privacy concerns, we know one person was listed in critical condition. the other injuries are believed to be minor, considering the force of this crash. we did reach out to the owner of
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our calls have not yet been returned. >> that video takes your breath away. thanks so much. there are new develops in apple's fight against the federal government on an order to hack into the phone of a san bernardino shooter. it's something the tech giant has done in the past. here's joe fryer. >> reporter: federal agents thursday taking evidence from the home of a relative of san bernardino shooter syed farook. >> can i talk to you real quick about the raid this morning? excuse me, can i talk to you? >> reporter: what the feds really want is access inside farook's iphone, sparking a public fight between apple and the government. more tech giants are backing apple, including facebook and twitter. its ceo writing, we stand with tim cook and apple and thank him for his leadership. the judge is ordering the company to create new software to unlock farook's phonon >> to deny government access
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safe havens for all different kinds of bad guys. >> reporter: major tech companies get thousands of requests froro law enforcement each year to hand over customer data. in many cases, faced with valid subpoenas or search warrants, the companies comply. in a court case last year in new york, prosecutors noted apple has repeatedly assisted law enforcement officers in federal criminal cases by extracting data from passcode-locked iphones. saying apple complied with at least 70 court orders since 2008. for apple, the san bernardino case is very different. apple can extract data from phones with older operating systems. ios 7 and earlier. farook's phone is running on ios 9 and apple says it can't extract data from those devices because they're encrypted. the company would have to build a so-called back door to get inside. steve wozniak says back doors
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>> i believe that apple's brand recognition and value and profits is largely based on an item called trust and trust means you believe somebody. you believe you're buying a phone w wh encryption. we shouldn't have hidden back doors. >> reporter: apple has another week to respond to the court order in this battle over impressive si privacy and security. joe fryer, nbc news, los angeles. let's turn back to dylan who is in for al. >> we have cool video. fire nato in missouri. the definition is a spinning vortex of flame. it didn't cause any damage, but it was part of a wildfire. sometimes these wildfires are so huge, they create their own wind. it's windy in the area anyway, and it helped to spread the fire. there has been no injuries reported. it's more a brush that caught fire. we are still looking at conditions today that could lead to the spread of wildfires. it's very dry. humidity is around 15%. it's also very windy. look at all these high wind
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55 million people could see very gusty winds today, perhaps in excess of 65 miles per hour. especially across theorthern plains. as we go through the day today, we'll see the winds start to spread into the midwest. we'll see justs s gusts as high as 35 to 45 with isolated higher erer gusts. it creates the conditions for fires to spread. it's ahead of the cold front and behind it, we are looking at gusty conditions. up and down the east coast, not a lot going on. temperatures should be toppinggreenville, spartanburg, anderson will be sunny today. high today of 57. winds from the south at 5-9. asheville, hendersonville will enjoy sunny skies with highs reaching a
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reporting a dramatic rise in flu cases. >> nbc medical contributor dr. natalie azar is here on what you need to know when it comes to protecting your family. good to see you. >> morning. >> let's take a look at cdc's latest map. we're seeing the flu is starting to pick up. >> yeah. >> how do you account for this? >> it's a little late in the season, generally speaking, but not too late. we always say that the flu season is going to start in the fall and go through may. one thing i want to point out about the map though is that it is last week's map. the cdc comes out with their weekly surveillance toward the late morning. in a couple hours we'll have a new map. importantly, when we reached out to doctors and hospitals across the country, they have valueidated that we are seeing an uptick in the number of place scases. in some places, twice as many cases. there are different indicators the cdc uses to try to determine the severity of the season. while they have some, they don't have all of the indicators.
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to have said they've seen, and the cdc is confirming, we're seeing a range of severity, from mild to severe. importantly, there have been cases, again in the young adults we generally think are the not so vulnerable group, who have gotten severe illness that has required intensive care. i always want to point that out. we know that the most vulnerable groups are the people over the age of 65 and kids under the age of 2, as well as people with chronic illnesses. if you're not vaccinated and otherwise a healthy, middle-aged adult, you could still get a severe illness if you get the flu. >> does that map and the late surge tell us something about this year's flu vaccine? i know this year, it wasn't very effective. >> the major trainstrain h1n1 is covered by this year's vaccine. a lot of people last year were saying, why should i bother getting vaccinated? >> is it too late to get vaccinated now?
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we're back at 7:50. getting a lot of recommendations on what savannah should do with the boot. >> we need to bedazzle it. bedazzle the boot. we might try to do that next week. >> we do have a bedazzling gun at home? >> i do. it has multiple uses. >> let's make it beautiful. we're back with a photo tied to the presidential race getting a lot of attention this morning. carson has the story in the orange room. >> a little more attention than your boot. this is crazy. follow along with me if you can. can cruz campaign shared this image on thursday of senator marco rubio shaking hands with the president. there it is. not so fast. quickly, this is an image that showed cruz's team photoshoped
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faces on it. watch what happens. here's the example of the photoshop, right there. >> oh, with their left hands. >> put rubio and the president's faces on the stock photo. immediately, the #cruz photoshop look off online. rubio was edited into everything imaginable. there he is on the mona lisa. luke skywalker. he was in space. he made the fayemous oscar photo. then cruz became the meme victim, getting his "star wars" mockup with princess leia. miley's wrecking ball. overnight, the cruz campaign replaced the edited image with a real handshake between rubio and obama. not quick enough to beat the trend. guys? >> it was almost like intentional. a left-handed handshake, and
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it's 8:00 on "today". coming up, when faith and families collide. >> you have no idea, the nightmare that we have been going through. >> meeee the parents who say they lost their daughter to a secretive religion. everybody get golden everybody get goldie. >> i'm an actress. >> the legendary actress opens up about fame, family and the surprising new work that may be her most amazing accomplishment yet. >> it's the most important thing i've done? i'd have to say probably. hello, jamba juice. >> chug. >> she'll show you how ellen helps adele pull off the perfect prank. today, friday, february 19th, 2016. the way you do what you do
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>> i'm here to celebrate my birthday all the way from texas. >> good morning, south carolina. it's my birthday. the way you do what you dough >> good morning, syracuse. it's our wedding anniversary. >> we're skipping school to dance in new york city. >> we're from texas to meet wrangler. >> good morning, everybody. it's friday, february 19th. 32 degrees on the plaza. great crowd out here. everyone is in a super good mood. love it. i love our boot ladies. i'll check it out. the medical boot is not fancy enough. we need to bling it out. >> accessorize. >> what's that show, "pimp my ride." >> nice. jill martin is here with a
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msnbc/telemundo town hall, the candidates had their sharpest exchanges on topics from immigration to who is more loyal to president obama. >> reporter: senator sanders and secretory clinton taking direct shots at each other thursday night. >> maybe it was that sanders wasn't a democrat until he decided to run for president. it's true. >> one of the two democratic candidates here ran against barack obama. it wasn't me. >> reporter: the audience alsoo fired up, one person again asking clinton to release transcripts of her golden sacks speeches. >> i'll release it when everybody else does. >> reporter: sanders pressed on his filmeminism. >> gloria steinem made me a honorary woman.
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immigration reform done. >> it's a priority. >> you said you'll address it within the first 100 days. >> we will, jose. >> reporter: donald trump exchanging words with the pope. >> the pope is a nice guy. >> reporter: the pope said a guy who talks about building a wall is not a christian. buzzfeed unearthed a 2002 interview, where trump showed support for the iraq war, which he said he's been opposed. >> are you for the iraq war? >> i guess so. >> reporter: trump trying to clarify. >> by the time the war started, i was against the war. >> clinton is getting a boost. an endorsement from top south carolina democrat. the primary is a week away. clinton leads sanders there by
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>> kristen, thank you. today, the president and first lady and the public pay their final respects to supreme court justice antonin scalia. throughout the day, thousands of people will file by his casket as his body lies in repose in the great hall of the supreme court. where scalia served for almost three decades. his funeral takes place tomorrow at the basilica at the national shrine of the immaculate conception in washington. an update on a story we told you about last month. an apartment building on the edge of a crumbling cliff was torn down thursday in pacifica, california. it had been condemned years ago because of the costal erosion. it was perched precariously, in danger of falling. another apartment building right next door may be taken down, as well. it's not unusual for a member of the harlem globe globetrotters to hit a trick shot. this may be the best yet. take a look. the staples center balcony in los angeles.
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the basket below. >> no way! >> nothing but net. the globetrotters are per forpingforp ing -- performing at the staples center on sunday. amazing. >> i wonder how many times he tried it. >> we see them do these things all the time. >> thank you, natalie. coming up next, we'll do trending. you think it doesn't matter what you wear to the gym? it does. not just for dating. apparently, what you wear can improve your workout. >> all right. >> i totally buy that. plus, you have to see what happened when adele shows up at a restaurant with ellen in her ear, telling her exactly what to say. for a lot of families, faith brings them together. what happens when it tears them apart instead? ronan farrow's eye-opening at johnson's, the products in our bath time routine work together like a team. the washes with the shampoos, the shampoos with the lotions.
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we're back now. it's 8:10. time for what's trending today. have you convinced yourself to buy fancy sneakers, thinking it might help you with your workout? or workout gear? or a cool dress, thinking i'll do better in my presentation? >> if i look the part, i'll be the part.
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all the time to buy something new. >> you're right and it's backed up by, wait for it, natalie, science. they did a study and found wearing designer names can boost your performance. >> ah-ha. >> it resolves around the pla see -- placebo effect. it allows us to relax and perform better. i think -- have you ever not wanted to go to the gym but you're like, i want to wear the new sports bra, whatever. >> i had the same wear of sports from when carson was hosting trl. >> the cut-off shirt? >> you'll feel better about yourself. >> when you look cute working out, you work out harder. >> that's what you're going for, cute. >> i'm not sure that's what i'm going for when i work out. an image went viral online. a korean war vet taken in the 1950s.
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to keep his identity private. the man's grandson posted his picture on reddit and the internet declared him, the hot grandpa. >> nice smile. >> easy, easy. we shared this story on our facebook page and it went wild. a lot of you submitted your own hot grandpa photos. we have to share some. >> let's see. >> it's the uniforms. >> that helps. >> also the era. >> look at him. >> let's go back to the -- oh, he's cute. >> when reached for comment, natalie morales said, hubba, hubba. >> oh, my. >> it's like hollywood. watch out. it's friday. we thought we'd get out the old fishbowl. let's start with you. 90 seconds on the clock. >> i start? >> pass it around. >> random questions. >> we don't know what they are. >> if you don't like the question, throw it back. >> is that true? >> new rule. >> what's your biggest turn off?
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>> i thought you'd say nail polish. >> cleaning up my stuff. >> would you rather feel hungover for a month or be forced to wear stilettos all day, every day, for a month? >> stilettos. >> hungover is never fun. >> hungover suggests maybe i had a fun night the day before. >> good for you. >> would you rather eat your favorite meal every meal for the rest of your li, or never eat your favorite meal again? >> i'd rather eat my favorite meal every day. than never eat it? yeah. absolutely. >> here we go. if you could read one person's mind, who would it be? that's a tough one. my dog. >> i was going to say, i have a running dialogue of what my dog is thinking. >> i love you, i love you, all day long. >> what scares you the most and why? i hate my stomach dropping, like on roller coasters, all that stuff.
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but it's one of my fears. >> the fire/tornado thing doesn't scare you that you showed us earlier? >> who is the first person you call when you have a bad day? my wife. >> from nataliegnat if you could be any rock star, who would you be? good question. i don't know. madonna. >> okay. we're done. >> that's it. that was fun. >> madonna? now for the prank adele and ellen pulled off. danica patrick goes undercover for a joke, as well. >> thursday, adele was on the ellen degeneres show. talked about her performance at the grammys and how disappointed she was afterward. it didn't stop adele from having fun with ellen. she walked into a jamba juice with hidden cameras, wearing an ear piece with ellen's voice, and the singer had to do what
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things got funny. take a look. >> am i seeing wheat grass there? >> yeah. >> take out scissors from your purse. in your purse are scissors. i would like -- and start chopping some. >> can i chop s se up? >> anything you want. >> put it in your mouth. chew on it. >> there's a brush in your purse. ask her to brush your hair. >> can you brush m m hair? >> it was gold. >> awesome. >> you have to watch the whole thing. it was really funny. >> i love that series. another singer whose grammy performance didn't go as -- actually, didn't go at all. rihanna, at the last minute, she
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now her world tour will be delayed two weeks due to production delays. it'll be the first solo for rihanna since 2013. finally, danica patrick, you're used to seeing her in a car but not as your driver. the nascar racer went undercover, picking up unsuspecting passengers. see what happens next. >> buckle up for safety. you might need it. my boyfriend thinks i'm a horrible driver. >> why? >> i don't follow the rules. i drive too fast. i ride too close. gosh, come on, light. i hate waiting. that's what we want. >> come on. >> whoo! >> no way. >> this is crazy. >> there you go. in the end, danica revealed who she was and the passengers got a selfie out of the experience. that is your pop start for friday.
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>> popular right now. dylan, how is the weather? >> not going to be a bad anderson will be sunny today. high today of 57. winds from the south at 5-9. asheville, hendersonville will enjoy sunny skies with highs reaching a little above normal with a high of 55. winds from the south at >> that's your latest forecast. savannah? >> dylan, thank you so much. this morning, we have a new installment in our series, undercovered. you pick the stories you think need more attention. >> investigative correspondent ronan farrow has been digging around and uncovered one about
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good morning. >> good to see you. a little background, experts say there are more than 3,000 unorthodox religious groups across the u.s. and europe. some, people say, are dangerous,. what happens when a family thinks their daughter has been drawn into a dangerous cult? she says her parents aren't accepting her beliefs. sugar decuir suggested this undercovered topic. >> there's two beckys. the cult becky belongs to the group and we can't get her away. >> voicemail box of -- >> reporter: it's rebecca's birthday. those are her parents. they're calling but they know they won't hear back. >> we love you so much. we wish you were with us. we miss you. >> reporter: they say their daughter's mind has been hijacked. >> you have no idea the nightmare we've been going through. >> reporter: the family says it
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rebecca's childhood seemed perfect. she was in the national honor's society, on the track team, in the school band. she wanted to grow up to the a teacher. >> i was close with my sister. she was really happy. >> reporter: about nine years ago, an acquaintance invited rebecca to join a bible study group. her family said she started slipping away. >> she didn't come home for christmas. she didn't show up to my wedding. >> reporter: then they say things got really weird. suddenly, rebecca was married to another member of the church. >> they arranged a marriage. >> what makes you think it was arranged? >> it was so sudden. >> the fellow was from korea, spoke little english. >> we're glad each and every one of you joined us today. >> reporter: the group is called the world mission society church of god. it's a religious movement that believes god has been reborn as this woman, currently living in south korea. the group says it has 2 million
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branches are across the united states. it's a tax-exempt charity and does community service. over the course of more than five months of reporting, nbc news heard from specialists, reporters and former members who told a different story. including five former members who all used one word. >> i consider them a cult. >> reporter: that's former member michelle. she claims the group is brainwashing people, convincing them to hand over their savings because the world is about to end. >> people are separating themselves from their families. they're quitting school. emptying out their pensions to donate the money to the church because what do you need a pension and a 401(k) for if the world is going to end soon? >> you think it could happen to anyone? >> anyone. absolutely. but i didn't know, you know, what was going to happen. >> been a little over a year now. >> reporter: charles and candy are afraid for their daughter. they want her to get out like rachelle did.
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home in michigan to the last address they have for rebecca, an office in new jersey. >> we won't give up until we have her back. >> reporter: they think going public, exposing the group, may be their last chance at helping their daughter. they're wearing hidden cameras. when they find rebecca, she's furious. >> we came all this way. >> this earth is a drop in the bucket. you didn't drive that far. the earth is small compared to the grand universe god created. god is here in the flesh now on the earth. >> no. >> heavenly mother is here. do you think i'm ashamed that god came in the flesh? >> no. he came 2,000 years ago. >> and again in 1948. >> does that mean you can't have a relationship with us? >> i tried. it doesn't work. it's over. i'm not going to have a relationship with you. that's my decision.
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open it. >> that's it. >> open it for a second. >> i am not going to hug you and kiss you. >> i need one. >> no, you don't. >> i need one. >> you don't. >> i need one. >> that was the cult becky. no matter what she tells us, we love her. we haven't given up. rewe want we wanted to hear from the group so we headed to the church where michelle and rebecca worshipped. >> what is a cult and what is not a cult? nobody can determine that. >> reporter: that's missionary john power. >> the world mission society church of god has always been an organization, a church, that wanted to share the love of god with mankind. >> reporter: he disputes every allegation. >> we don't brainwash anyone. we don't teach a date about the end of the world. >> reporter: he says no one is forced to give to the church. >> if anybody emptied out their saving account to do that, it wasn't because the church asked
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it was something they felt they wanted to do. >> reporter: the church said they brought a member to talk to us, as well. it was just before we sat down that they reveal it's rebecca. >> i grew up as a normal kid. i had loving parents, and they raised me up well. >> reporter: she says her parents aren't respecting her choice of faith. >> it feels very much like an ultimatum. choose your faith in god the mother, or choose us as your parents. >> one of the things your parents claim is that you were placed into what they call an arranged marriage. >> absolutely wrong. it was not a forced marriage by any means at all. >> reporter: rebecca said her families actions are forcing her into speaking out publicly. she has a direct response. >> i am not in a cult. i am not brainwashed.
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and realize that i love you. i wish you would stop listening to other people and start listening to me and believe what i say. trust me. >> there's becky. >> reporter: her parents are convinced they're doing the right thing in trying to bring her home. >> when she does wake up, i hope she doesn't say to us, why didn't you try more? >> or try harder. >> try harder to get me out. i really wanted to get out, but i just couldn't. >> experts told me this group's activities do raise red flags. it has a reputation for dividing families, retaliating against critical members. the group sued that former member i spoke so, michelle. she counter sued and it was dismissed. the group says this is america and they're exercising their right to freedom of religion.
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it's torn the family hiapart. >> it was fascinating about the cult. but as a parent, you feel your child slipping away and they feel like they might be able to pull her back. >> it's in the eyes of the viewer, whether this is a group you want a loved one to be a part of. there are a lot of families in this situation. >> and the parents heard her hopefully there is comfort there. >> they're in contact again. we'll see. >> your next undercovered story? >> people picked good ones. first up, the crisis in flint, michigan. it's been a huge spotlight on water safety. is the answer to have private businesses taking over america's water. is it a recipe for more horror? college for convicts. policies involved there. but can it cut crime? finally, treating life and death illnlnses. are they phony doctors and can they be dangerous? head to the "today" show's
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8:30 now on friday, february 19th, 2016. pretty day out on our plaza. gang is all here. matt comes back next week, after having this week off. looking forward to that. coming up, much-needed help as the winter weather has wreaked havoc on your skin. you don't want to miss jill's exclusive steals and deals. plus, is your kitchen set up to ruin your diet? sam kass shows you how to arrange your space to make healthier choices. goldie hawn opens up about her passion project and secret to her happiness.
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70% off. >> wow. the pillows, memory foam. >> you could lay down a bit. >> put my feet up on this. >> elevate your leg. this sleep pillow, retail, $89.99. this is super comfortable. i never sleep and it's super comfortable. layers of memory foam. it molds to however you sleep. if you sleep on your side. >> do you put your pillow case on it? >> no, just sleep on it, unless you want to put your pillow case on it, which is mine. $26.99 is the deal from $89.99. it has a comfortable material. it'll mold to how you sleep. >> you'll go to the orange room to see carson. skin care sets, the air brush system, the belletto studio set,
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the jojoba company. >> jill also has a fashion line with qvc. we teamed up for the next big thing. we searched the country for an invention and crowned our winner. we did it live in the studio. leslie's genius product made qvc history. they sold out before anybody could describe it. jill, we're at it again. >> it changed her life and her business. we are at it again. in time for mother's day, we are looking for all you mom inventors out there. the moms in the world. head to to enter. you'll have a chance to appear live in our studio in front of a panel of judges. the winner the next day will come on live with me on qvc to sell their product. you have until march 4th to sbrr. >> get to it, moms. up next, goldie hawn opens up about what she says was the
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first, this is "today" on nbc. we are back at 8:39. most of us know goldie hawn for her legendary career in hollywood. it spans 50 years and includes an oscar win, too. >> she invited nbc's joe fryer into her home in los angeles to discuss what she calls her greatest accomplishment. >> i want to go out to lunch. >> reporter: comedy is the vehicle that drove goldie hawn to success. >> you think just because i'm a movie star, i don't have feelings. you're wrong. i do have feelings. i'm an actress. i have all of them. >> making people laugh and feel good and be funny, and all that, is the greatest gift i could ever have. >> reporter: for 12 years now, the oscar-winning actress has been following a much more serious script that focuses on
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>> in many ways, right now, is this the most important thing i've ever done? i'd have to say, probably, yes. >> one, two, three. >> reporter: she create add program called mind up, working with neuroscientists, psychologists and educators. they developed an interactive way to teach school kids how their brains work and how to become more mindful. >> what does mindfulness mean? >> mindfulness is being in the moment. i think it's wonderful to be able to bring yourself back to center and actually have the sense of now. it's all we have. we don't have yesterday. it's gone. tomorrow hasn't happened. the beautiful thing is to live right now. >> how hard is that? >> the only thing that's hard about it is finding the time to sit down. >> reporter: a few times each day, the kids pause. it's called a brain break. after a few quiet moments, their eyes open and heart rates drop. >> that's telling our bodies that we're calm and we can think clearly. we're ready to take a test.
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>> reporter: it can also tame aggression. >> if you're angry at your friend, should you hit them? >> no. >> no. breaths, in and out. >> i don't do nearly as much students. they're better able to manage their conflicts with themselves. >> reporter: goldie believes in meditation. >> close your eyes. comfortable, hands in your lap. >> reporter: she gave me a quick lesson. >> thoughts come into your mind. float away. >> reporter: she started practicing in her 20s to calm anxiety during her rapid rise to fame. >> do you think kids today have young? >> most definitely. i think the world has changed, obviously. it changed after 9/11. we live in a lot of fear. >> reporter: she hopes mind up gives kids the tools they need to be happy, optimistic and compassionate.
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through eighth grade, are doing the program. >> when you're calm, does it help you with your school work? >> when i'm calmed down at home and i do my yoga, i feel like i can do my homework more and i can focus. >> when you hear the chime, how does it make you feel? >> good. >> why is that? >> because it cools you down. >> have you heard some success stories that have -- >> yeah. >> -- moved you? >> one was these kids that came back and said, if it wasn't for this class, i never would have gotten through college. >> when you hear stories like that, how do you respond? >> i cry. because our children have to have every chance to survive. and every chance to live in a healthy, happy world. >> reporter: for this comedy legend, it's a dramatic turn, giving children something good to think about. for "today", joe fryer, nbc news, california.
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>> i know. >> blanket love. >> close my eyes and hear her voice. >> meditate. >> therapeutic. >> it's a great program. we saw kate middleton earlier this week doing the same idea, of teaching kids to really be confident and have a healthy mind. really important. >> we could all use that lesson, actually, right? >> absolutely. coming up next, former white house chef sam kass shows you how to set up your kitchen to
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first, this is "today" on going back to the old neighborhood can be hard sometimes. walls have been buililinvisibly around the old neighborhood and that police brutality is used to keep folks hemmed in, and frankly, opportunity locked out. i spent my entire life in the civil rights movement. i came up in the naacp like my mom came up in the naacp, like my father came up with the congress of racial equality, like bernie sanders came up with the congress of racial equality. black lives matter.
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from top to bottom in a broken criminal justice system. i'm supporting bernie sanders for president and all of us who have joined this campaign are there for the same reason. he's always fought for a populus position of let's fight for all our families as if they are our own. i'm bernie sanders and i approve this message. today's food is brought to you by lala yogurt smoothies. practice it on the go. we're back at 8:45. kitchen fixing that can lead to a longer, better and healthier life. former white house chef, sam kass, says it all starts with how your space is arranged. good to see you, my friend.
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out of the pantry and fridge? >> no, but we're going to rearrange a lot of it. >> where do we begin? >> nutrition and diet is the number one cause of preventable disease in our country by a lot. a lot of it starts with how we set our kitchens up. we're trying to eat healthier, doing everything we can, but we're doing battle in our kitchens. we come home and put out our favorite treats on the countete we end up eating more of this. a good friend of mine has done research that shows if a woman has chips or crackers, they're likely to weigh nine pounds more thanan average. cereal, 20 pounds more than average. soda, 30 pounds more. it's just out for us to eat. >> we don't have to get rid of it all together, you want to conceal it a little bit? >> i would try to get rid of some of it. the things you really love, we're going to put them up here on the top shelf, where we can't see them. that means what ends up happening is you're only going to eat them when you really want it. >> work to get it.
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that's step one. you eat what you see. >> by the way, this where everybody leaves them. when i get home from work, i go to the chips and cookies. >> that's step one. you have to get it out of sight. the things you want to eat, we want to put in sight. first thing, take fruit and put it on the counter. the average person who had this on their counter, seven pounds less. >> really? >> yeah. >> the other thing you can do, put out dry fruits and nuts. healthy snacks that you enjoy. your kids will enjoy. you make it so they'll running through the kitchen, instead of seeing the cookie that was just there, they're going to grab raisins, whatever it is. >> you're still having the cookies and chips, just less frequently? >> you'll eat them still. fine, cookies are great. you just want to only have them occasionally. it's a great way to do it. >> let's move to the fridge, sam. what am i doing wrong in here?
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we have most of our vegetables and fruits in the bottom. then they go bads and we waste the food. >> forget they're there. >> bring it out of the shadows. let's put it where we can see it. actually, the evidence shows that you're three times more likely to eat something if it's in eye line. >> okay. >> the staples are easily cut up, fruits and vegetables here. you have avocadoes, which are also a great snack. eggs are important for health. plenty of fruit. herbs are also something that will make any dishes. >> i like non-fat greek yogurt, too. put your own fruit in it. >> it's rich and creamy but has no fat. the other great thing to have is water ready available. water pitches increases how much water we drink. >> what do i have to take out of the fridge? >> the things i look for to take out are things are sugar. one of the top couple ingredients. or lots of words you don't understand.
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you probably don't want to be eating it. >> sam, real quick, show us a good snack to make as we go to break here so people can make this weekend. it'll be good for them. >> all your vegetables you need something to do with it. hummus is one of the best things to do. olive oil, lemon, garlic. >> right in with the chick peas. >> a quick blend and you're good to go. >> you use the vegetables you have in your eye line in the fridge and dip them? >> exactly right. >> sam kass, great to see you, my friend. >> ayeah. >> a little bit of a buzz kill on my cookies but i'll work through it. >> put them on the today.
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this is "today" on nbc. we are back. it's 8:51. time for today's special birthday wishes. with al on assignment, dylan gets the honors. >> i feel like aimi'm walking on hallowed ground. in honor of our living longer, living better series, we have secrets to a long life. catherine in pennsylvania. she said the secret is to keep a sense of humor and smile at everyone. she looks beautiful. mr. al starr is 100 years old. he's from illinois. says eating two pieces of dark chocolate every day is his secret.
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love al. >> happy 100 birthday to margaret armstrong of maryland. she said having a dream and a passion for a cause can help you. francesco. >> love it. >> have to have the glass of whiskey every day. >> and the dark chocolate. >> all good advice. almeda of canfield, ohio, turned 100 years old, as well. she says to eat graham crackers for breakfast. >> i like it. >> last but not least, a happy 100th birthday to benjamin yehuda of new york. two cups of warm water every morning and walk a mile every day. >> nice. >> if you want us to honor someone's milestone birthday or anniversary, head to don't forget to include a photo. >> nice job, dylan.
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>> he got stuck on a flight. >> longevity, there's always a little chocolate, chardonnay. >> enjoying the little moments in life. >> live life. >> love it. we have something really special next week. it's up for the job. we are interning in careers we'd like to try. here's a preview. >> reporter: from serving up the weather forecast in studio 1a -- >> wow. >> amazing. >> reporter: -- to serving breakfast to the king of the jungle. >> what, give usp show business? >> reporter: al does his internship at the san diego zoo. >> hi, who are you? >> i'm natalie. >> reporter: natalie sees if the devil really does wear prada. >> first off, tea. little bit of milk. >> reporter: she interns at "koz
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carson will be at a different runway. seeing what it takes to be a ramp agent, helping to get travelers' bags where they need to be. meanwhile, matt will be learning the ropes as an air traffic controller. it's non-stop laughs as willie interns at "saturday night live." you can tell his heart was really into it. >> can we get a picture? >> reporter: i'm going to follow around comedian amy schumer, as her assistant, while tamron shadows movie director ava duvernay. >> this one is trying to bite me. >> reporter: it'll be dog days for kathie lee and hoda, as they intern at a pet groomers. finally, sheinelle and dylan are the women behind the band rascal flatts. >> amazing internships. >> i know. >> back breaking work i'm doing for the men and women of delta airlines and you're doing that! >> i know.
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>> how was your devil wears >> it was awesome. >> they opened the doors in a way they usually don't do. >> who was hosting? >> wow. >> you got a good one. you're a rock star. >> with rascal flastts. i got to hand off the guitar on stage. >> this was a good series. i had a really good time. >> by the way, it's called up for the job. it's all next week, starting with monday, al has his internship at the san diego zoo. >> very cool. up next? >> we have a busy hour.
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out with us. do you think when you are president you'll be paid as much as if you were a man-male... this is one of the jobs where they have to pay you the same. but there are so many examples where that doesn't happen. i'm going to do everything i can to make sure every woman in every job gets paid the same... the men who are doing that job. i'm hillary clinton and i approve this message. this morning. nine..... fork shoals elementary school students were on board.
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the students.......but the driver of the car that ran into the bus.......was injured and air lifted to the hospital. the bus driver was transported to the hospital by ems to be checked. it all happened around seven this morning. greenville, spartanburg, anderson will be sunny today. high today of 57. winds from the south at 5-9. asheville, hendersonville will enjoy sunny skies with highs reaching a little above normal with a high of 55. winds from the south at 5-11. overnight lows will be in the upper 30s to low 40s in the
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>> it's "live! with kelly & michael." today, award-winning actor jeremy irons. and from the series, "when calls the heart," lori loughlin. plus, chris byrne shows us the best of the 2016 toy fair. also, we'll announce the big winner of "live"'s "time to shine movie line contest." all next on "live." [captioning made possible by disney-abc domestic television] >> and now, here are your emmy award-winning co-hosts, kelly ripa and michael strahan. [cheers and applause] kelly: hi.


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